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Memorial Day Celebration 2013Your Aetna 125th Anniversary Committee thanks the membership and our Ladies Auxiliary for all the help and support for the Memorial Day celebration weekend. Beginning on Saturday evening 35 members and ladies from our newest member to our Chief Emeritus attended parade practice at Station 8 followed by dinner and social provided by the Ladies. We had a great time following our own Pied Piper Joe Papariello a member of the Washington DC FD Pipes and Drums around the parking lot. There is no substitute for training and after several laps even the new folks got in step. Undaunted by the drizzle all Sunday morning an absolutely huge turnout gathered at Station 9 for the official 125th anniversary photograph. How ...
Posted May 20, 2013, 4:50 PM by Charles Mitchell
Aetna Hosts Joint TrainingsOn May 4th, members from Aetna, Christiana and Clayton fire companies held a joint training class at DSFS NCC Burn Building. Over 30 firefighters trained for four hours. Topics included stand pipe evolutions, basement fires and truck company evolutions. This was a great training exercise and showed how strong our relationships are with neighboring companies. On May 8th and 11th Aetna members participated in a Wilderness Rescue Class, taught by Capt. Carl Bittenbender from the Evesham, NJ fire department. Day one included training in knots and rigging set ups. On day two, had a practical session in White Clay Creek where they had to remove an injured hiker up a steep embankment with a stokes basket. Students were able to ...
Posted May 18, 2013, 11:58 AM by Charles Mitchell
Aetna Participates in NFPA Instructor I CourseSeven officers, two career staff members and a volunteer from Christinana Fire Company participated in a 10 week online National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Instructor I course (Hosted by Delaware State Fire School). Students were required to complete online assignments, participate in discussion boards, complete a five minute oral presentation mid-term and a 15 minute oral presentation final. Additionally, students were required to take many quizzes a chapter test for each chapter and a 100 question final exam. All students successfully completed the class. This is not a typical training class that member's of Aetna are able to participate in and Aetna would like to thank Delaware State Fire School for their efforts for making this a success ...
Posted May 14, 2013, 6:05 PM by Charles Mitchell
Aetna 125th Anniversary Memorial Day Parade Weekend CelebrationSaturday May 18 (Casual Dress)4:30 p.m.Parade Practice- for all members Station 8 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Party- for members-Bring a guest! Sunday May 19 (Uniform)10:30 a.m.Company Assembles for 125th Anniversary Photo Station 9 Members who do not have a Class A uniform may wear a Class B. Members with no uniform should be dressed in business attire. 11:00 a.m. Apparatus staging, members muster near line up area 1:00 p.m.Ceremony on the Green with Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and Aetna Membership March to Academy Building for Laying of the Memorial wreath honoring the deceased members of Aetna who served in the Armed Forces-Aetna ...
Posted May 7, 2013, 4:07 PM by Charles Mitchell
Jakes Wayback Burgers Fundraiser: May 7thJakes Wayback Burgers on South Main Street will be hosting a fundraiser on May 7th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 20% of all sales during that time will be given back to Aetna. Please be sure to stop in!http://waybacktogo.com/menu/jakes-wayback-burgers-elkton-road
Posted May 6, 2013, 4:07 AM by Charles Mitchell
125th Anniversary Motorcycle Ride Benefiting the Wounded Warrior ProjectOn Saturday, April 20th Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder hosted a motorcycle run benefiting the Wounded Worrier Project and Aetna HHL's 125th anniversary celebration. We had approximately 60 to 80 motorcyclist and riders register. The weather was a little chilly but was enjoyed by all. A special thank you goes out to Newark Police, Wilmington Police, New Castle County Police, and Dover Police motorcycle officers that along with Delaware State Fire Police that helped to provide a safe ride by escorting the run.
Posted Apr 22, 2013, 5:08 PM by Charles Mitchell
Texas Roadhouse FundraiserTuesday April 30th, 2013 Texas Roadhouse (250 Buckley Blvd, Bear, De) will donate 10% of your check to the Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Ladies's Auxiliary. Just print the coupon below (open the article and click on the picture to open a full size version) and present it to your server.
Posted Apr 21, 2013, 3:33 AM by Charles Mitchell
125th Anniversary Golf OutingAetna's 125th Anniversary Golf Outing will be held on Thursday June 20th, 2013. Registration will be begin at 7:30 am and play will commence with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Cost is $75 per player and registrations will be accepted until May 25th, 2013. There will be no refunds for cancellation after May 27th. Location: Chisel Creek Golf Club 13 Chisel Creek Road Landenberg, PA 19350 Please mail registration and checks to: Jon Townley, 707 Spinnaker Drive, Middletown, De 19709. Checks should be made payable to Aetna HH&L.Dress code: Appropriate dress is required. No jeans, t-shirts, tank tops or cut-offs allowed. Please contact Ken McMahon (302-981-6626), John Fox (302-998 ...
Posted Apr 22, 2013, 5:02 PM by Charles Mitchell
Aetna Bingo Now on FacebookYou can now follow Aetna Bingo on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aetna-Hose-Hook-Ladder-Monday-Night-Bingo/121581861365413 Check it out for updates and more information. Aetna Bingo is held every Monday night at Station 8 on Ogletown Road in Newark, De.
Posted Apr 9, 2013, 4:41 PM by Charles Mitchell
Green Turtle Fundraiser - April 9thThe Green Turtle in Newark will be hosting a fundraiser on April 9th, 2013. Just drop your sales receipt off at the front door after you completed your dinner and the management staff will total up their donation to Aetna. The Green turtle will be donating 20% of food sales to Aetna.
Posted Apr 1, 2013, 4:10 PM by Charles Mitchell
Aetna 125th Anniversary Motorcycle RunDate: April 20, 2013 Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Station 10 2505 Old County Road Newark, DE 19702 Registration from 8:00 am to 10:00am Kickstands up at 10:30 Ride will begin at Aetna Station 10. Ride will be escorted. It will last approximately 3 hours and will pass the Delaware Veteran’s Cemetery, make a visit to the Firefighter’s Memorial in Dover, DE, and there will be a stop at the Air Mobility Command Museum. The ride will finish at Mcglynn’s in People’s Plaza, Newark, DE, where food and beverages will be available. Proceeds will benefit Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company and Wounded Warrior Project. Click on the image below for more details
Posted Apr 1, 2013, 4:07 PM by Charles Mitchell
DC Emerald Society Pipes and Drums to March with Aetna During the 125th AnniversaryThe Aetna 125th Anniversary Committee proudly announces that the Washington DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums will march with the Company in 3 parades during 2013 our anniversary year. The DC Emerald Society established the band in 2002. Aetna member Joe Papariello, a DC Firefighter is a piper in band. The DC Pipes and Drums are a premier fire department marching band. The band competes throughout the eastern seaboard.Aetna is scheduled to march in 4 parades with music this year. There is a rich Aetna tradition of parading. In the earliest days Aetna organized a marching band from our own membership. In 1988 100 members marched in the DVFA Convention Parade held on Main St. in Newark ...
Posted Mar 22, 2013, 5:32 PM by Charles Mitchell